Eduard Model Accessories

1/72 L-29 photo etch detail set

Product # 72705 for Eduard kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Aug 11 2020

      

This photo etch detail set from Eduard is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis is mostly a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/72 Eduard L-29.  The parts include parts for the ejection seat details and lower section of seats, cockpit side panels, windshield and canopy frame and handles, landing gear bay details, main landing gear doors, main landing gear details etc.  

 

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There are 4 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

If you attach photo etch parts to clear styrene, then the CA glue fumes will fog the clear styrene.  To avoid fogging the clear styrene from CA glue fumes you can coat the clear styrene parts in Future to provide a barrier or use a different adhesive such as white glue or Future itself as a glue.  Future and white glue are effective to use to glue photo etch parts to clear styrene, but they do take a long time to dry.  

This set is loaded with all the detail that is best done in photo etch, which is well thought out.  Seat belts are not included in this set, but Eduard does have pre-painted cockpit sets that include instrument panels and seatbelts.

You can buy this photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford